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Displaying 12 Lots in Category - Omnibus Issues
C of A - Flight Covers
1935 (May 17-20) Crome cover AAMC #501 carried by & signed "Harry F Broadbent" on face on his record-setting 3 days, 9 hours, 54 minutes 'Around Australia' flight in the Puss Moth DH60A 'Dabs III' with KGV Silver Jubilee 2d tied 'ALBERTON/16MY35/STH AUSTRALIA' cds and KGV 1d green x2 tied 'SYDNEY' arrival d/s alongside, Cat $500.
World mint & used collection mounted in 63 Gibbons/Rapkin springback binders (many with slipcases) featuring extensive sections of many countries including British Empire, the 19th Century relatively sparse, some better among the pre-war including apparently complete 1935 Silver Jubilee (ex Egypt) mint & many later omnibus issues, then post-war period with many complete sets, noted Canada with 1928 Pictorials set used, China with 1898 20c, 30c & 50c unused, overprints and some PRC, Great Britain from Penny Black used and lots of QEII mint with values to £5, New Zealand with Auckland Exhibition overprints (ex 6d) mint & Smiling Boys used, condition mixed but overall fine. Leave plenty of time to view as there are pickings throughout to be found.
British Commonwealth collection mostly of the smaller Colonies with many pickings throughout including Ascension KGVI mint set with perfs & unmounted QEII Pictorials, British Levant mint KEVII 12pi on 2/6d & 24pi on 5/-, Ceylon KGV 12c Dies I/II gutter block of 4 & KGVI unmounted blocks of 4 of the original values to 5r, Falklands both KGVI sets mint & Dependencies Thin Maps mint & used, Fiji Postage Dues 1917 1d used, Mauritius Express Delivery with Inverted Overprint SG E3a mint (rather aged, Cat £1300, no certificate), New Guinea Dated Birds 'OS' mint set, Papua 4d with Deformed 'd' punctured 'OS' unused (no gum), St Helena Badge 2/6d used, Solomons mint KGVI Pictorials & Postage Dues, Tonga 1942 Pictorials unmounted blocks of 4, Tristan KGVI Overprints unmounted, Jubilees including mint Ascension & used Falklands, Weddings including mint Ascension Falklands Gilberts & Mauritius, oddities including 'PALESTINE FOR THE ARABS' labels x2 (faults) & some appalling forgeries of Mauritius earlies, condition very mixed but those mentioned are fine to very fine.
BRITISH WEST INDIES
Carton of albums with a partly duplicated array mostly of little consequence but including some used Silver Jubilee sets, lots of mint KGVI with Keyplates from Bermuda 10/- to £1 marginal examples & Leewards 10/- x2 & £1 x7 including an unmounted pair, other KGVI long sets plus Antigua Dominica & St Kitts blocks of 4 to 5/-, various Weddings including Virgins £1 block of 4 (a little aged), a few postmarks noted & some truly appalling forgeries including of British Guiana Cotton Reels, condition very mixed but those mentioned are fine to very fine.
Carton of albums with an extensive but very patchy collection, the highlight is complete mint Silver Weddings mostly very lightly mounted, other pickings including some silly overprint forgeries, lots of duplication in some areas.
1935 Silver Jubilee 6d orange SG 575 block of 4, well centred, lightly cancelled, Cat £128++. Scarce multiple.
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period - Flight Covers
1931-39 balance including 1931 two flown Wau-Salamaua with Birds 'AIR/MAIL' overprints 5/- or 2/-, 1932 AAMC #44 Port Morseby-Salamaua registered & signed "Ormond D Denny" and #P46 with 'REGISTERED/ KOKODA, PAPUA' cachet, 1934 #P69a Australia flight signed "S Marshall" and group of 'Faith in Australia' covers, 1935 #P76 to Robinson River & canoe to Abau signed "O Denny" and #P79 Brisbane-Port Moresby by Ray Parer, 1936 #P104 dropped by parachute over Mount Blucher x2 both signed "Richard Archbold", 1938 #P136 return flight from Trobriand Islands & #139 Buna Bay forced landing mail, 1939 #P142 by Grumman amphibean via Thursday Island, plus a couple later, fine condition, Cat $3500+.
1935 (Aug 30) Port Moresby-Ioma AAMC #P86 registered cover endorsed "FIRST DIRECT FLIGHT PORT MORESBY TO IOMA per VH-UOX piloted by O Denny" with Lakatois 3d 'AIR MAIL' overprint & 2d Jubilee tied 'PORT MORESBY/29AU35/PAPUA' cds signed "O Denny" on face, plus two carried on return flight #P87 the first similarly endorsed, franked & signed, the other registered to Australia with Lakatois 6d 'AIR MAIL' overprint & Pictorials 1½d & ½d McCracken tied 'IOMA PO/30AU35/PAPUA' cds with scarce black-on-red 'R/IOMA' label alongside, fine condition (stated to be the only registered cover carried on the return flight), Cat $650.
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1935 (Aug-Nov) Fly River Flights comprising AAMC #P88 Daru-D'Albertis Junction x2, #P91 Orroville Police Camp-Port Moresby x2, #P93 Port Moresby-Orroville return flight and also two covers carried on the subsequent flight to Daru the former #P94 with Jubilee 1d & 2d tied 'PORT MORESBY/-4NO35/PAPUA' cds (one of 12 known that were flown onwards) & the other #P95 with Lakatois 3d 'AIR MAIL' overprint manuscript cancelled by Cecil F Cowley signature both with 'DARU/-1DE35/PAPUA' arrival d/s on face, the first four signed pilot "S Campbell" and all additionally certified by "Cecil H Cowley", fine condition, Cat $2175. Cecil Cowley was the Officer in Charge at Oroville Police Camp, which did not have a Post Office.
1935 (Sept) Port Moresby-Darwin AAMC #P90 registered cover endorsed "First Flight Port Moresby to Darwin per RAAF Southampton Flying Boat A-11-1 Piloted by Squadron Leader A Hempel" with Lakatois 3d 'AIR MAIL' overprint & 2d Jubilee tied 'PORT MORESBY/7SP35/PAPUA' cds signed "AE Hempel" on face and 'DARWIN NT/27NO35/AUSTRALIA' arrival b/s, Cat $600. Of the fifty covers carried only thirteen were registered.
1936 (Oct 29) Port Moresby-Melbourne Cup AAMC #P108 two covers carried by Guinea Airways Lockheed Electra charter flight one endorsed "PAPUA TO MELBOURNE CUP 1936" with Lakatois 6d 'AIR MAIL' overprint single tied 'PORT MORESBY/28OC36/PAPUA' cds, the other registered to England signed "Tommy O'Dea Pilot" with Lakatois 3d & 6d 'AIR MAIL' overprints carried onwards by ship with Perth transit b/s, also #P108a registered cover carried on the second flight of the Electra and onwards by QANTAS/Imperial Airways to England with Jubilee 2d x2 & 5d plus Pictorials 1d & 1/3d tied 'PORT MORESBY/23NO36/PAPUA' cds, Cat $675.
1937 (Oct 11) Port Moresby-Lake Kutubu AAMC #P117 cover carried by Guinea Airways Junkers W34 seaplane with KGVI Coronation 1d x2 tied 'PORT MORESBY/PAPUA' cds plus return flight Lake Kutubu-Port Moresby #P121 with KGVI Coronation 2d tied 'PORT MORESBY/31OC37/PAPUA' arrival cds both signed pilot "AA Koch" on face, fine condition, Cat $1200. Only 17 of each flown; this was a delivery flight to the construction site for the Lake Kutubu Police Camp; both certified Ivan Champion expedition leader who was picked up at Kikori on the outward leg.